Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yes, I do still knit (and blog!)

Red Scarf 2008
Details on Ravelry

The Red Scarf is finished, soaked, and blocked. It ended up about 65 inches long. I really love it. I can definitely recommend the Cascade 220 Paints. It hasn't been mailed yet, since I found out that the deadline has been changed to December 15. (So, if you haven't finished your scarf, you still have time!)

I also cast on for my Christmas stocking but haven't really gotten far enough for a good photo. Did I tell y'all how last Christmas when I got to my mom's, I discovered that the stocking I had had for years had disappeared and been replaced with one of those tiny miniature stockings? It was the same size as the dog's stocking! Mom didn't know what had happened to mine, so I decided to knit one just for me. The good news is that there will be no Second Sock Syndrome. The bad news is that it's at least three times larger than a real sock!

I've also been working on Daedelus. I'm at the beginning of Chart 6, which means more beads. While I enjoy the beads, it really makes for poor travel/work knitting!


Bezzie said...

Dude, you had a dog size stocking? Not even a cat would settle for that! ;-)

Nice scarf!

Steven said...

So glad the deadline was extended. My scarf has been done for weeks, but I can't seem to get my ass to the post office -- how sad is that?

Your scarf is lovely! Funny story about the stocking. It's funny how one's Christmas stocking takes on these totemic levels of meaning. I still think of my childhood stocking as the "real" one. I consider any others that might be used at others' homes while visiting as "temporary."

Anonymous said...

Your scarf is beautiful...I hadn't seen that pattern before. *sigh* Another thing for the queue.

Chris said...

Pretty scarf!

Hmm. Dark forces must've been at work last Christmas.

Helen said...

I CAN still knit one this year!

I feel so much better now. I've been scarf stumped for months, and have NOT been able to get one done.f